Frequently Asked Questions

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The Peyton Heart Project was co-founded by Jill Kubin, Sue Harris, and David James in 2015. Its mission is to help stop suicide and bullying and to help end the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
  • To bring awareness to the issues of suicide and bullying.
  • To get people talking about these issues.
  • To show people that their lives are worth living and that every life matters.
The Peyton Heart Project is year round. There is always something going on.

Yes! Here are some various patterns for making the hearts. Please use our tags with your hearts.

Please do not make solid black hearts. Black hearts are sometimes seen as a negative symbol. They can represent grief, sadness and anger. That is why we are trying to keep that color out of the project. We don’t mind if it is in the heart with other colors but as a solid we ask that people not use it.

Please do not make any hearts of angora or mohair. Many people are allergic. (We are, too.)

When scattering hearts it is your responsibility to know what the laws are regarding leaving things in public in the locations you are putting them in. The Peyton Heart Project is not responsible for hearts left in locations where they are not permitted to be left. Please do not insert hearts or tags into vending machine slots or ATM slots or gas pump slots or any other card reader or money slot. It can jam the machinery. Please be advised that our hearts cannot be left in mailboxes for people to find unless they have gone through the postal system with postage on them. Please pay close attention to all laws and regulations when you are scattering your hearts, for example, No Trespassing! No state parks or national parks. Please avoid scattering hearts where they might be seen as litter.

Also, do not leave buttons, snaps, beads, candy, or anything else on a heart that a small child could choke on when you scatter hearts.

We would love that! Some examples:

  • Heart-making events at a local yarn store, coffee shop, scout troop, or library
  • Sprinkling hearts on everyone’s locker in a school
  • Tabling at community mental health fairs

If you schedule an event, we would love it if you would let us know about it in advance, and please send us pictures of the event afterwards.

You can get hearts from the Peyton Heart Project for the cost of shipping+handling. See here for more details.

Sorry, but no. We have a very limited stock and we don’t have a way to fill specific color orders.

Yes! In fact, we need as many hearts as you can send.

The Peyton Heart Project
437 Pecos River Crossing
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

We also accept donations of brightly colored yarn, but please: no black, mohair, or Angora yarn.

Yes! You can visit our donations page here. Donations to the Peyton Heart Project are tax-deductible.

When someone finds a heart that we put out in a public place, they tend to want to know the story behind it. Having the hashtag #PeytonHeartProject on a tag attached to each heart gives them the opportunity to Google the project so that they can learn what it is all about.

  • The correct hashtag to use when making hearts for the Peyton Heart Project is #PeytonHeartProject. Please do NOT use #ThePeytonHeartProject. It will not lead people back to our social media pages if you include “The.

No. Our hearts have always been and will always be free. No one is permitted to sell hearts that have the Peyton Heart Project name on them. The point of our project is for people to find the hearts and to be inspired by how the experience makes them feel. Selling them would get in the way of what we are trying to do. This includes offering them for a “donation” of any amount, no matter where the proceeds go to. Free means free.

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